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R3
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« on: October 18, 2019, 06:24:31 AM »

First of what i hope to be a monthly event.

Planning on a Green/blue trail ride at AoAA off road park in PA.  http://www.aoaatrails.com/

Initial plan  is to run a day and a half and explore the park. Being January  the weather wcan be cold, freezing and or snowing so plan accordingly.

Idea is to meet at the park when they open and  wheel to  closing.

Minimum  of three rigs for the trail ride.

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1)Irish_Wake
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 12:02:14 PM »

I've never been but it sounds cool... Is there a date?

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 01:18:07 PM »

I've never been but it sounds cool... Is there a date?

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Hey Scott,

The ride is on January 18th - 19th.  It's linked from the main calendar at the top under the NVJA banner.  Can you see the dates above Rob's original post?

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 02:54:33 PM »

I've never been but it sounds cool... Is there a date?

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Hey Scott,

The ride is on January 18th - 19th.  It's linked from the main calendar at the top under the NVJA banner.  Can you see the dates above Rob's original post?


Now I do....I could not see it using the app...imagine that.   Thumbs Up

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 04:19:16 PM »

I've never been but it sounds cool... Is there a date?

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Hey Scott,

The ride is on January 18th - 19th.  It's linked from the main calendar at the top under the NVJA banner.  Can you see the dates above Rob's original post?


Now I do....I could not see it using the app...imagine that.   Thumbs Up

Haha, ok!  Just wanted to make sure you could see the "Linked Event" dates.  Thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 04:23:15 PM »

Thanks

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2019, 08:23:51 PM »

I'd like to toss my hat in the ring for this.  Assuming something doesn't go horribly horribly wrong with my lift and axle swaps in the coming months.  Or that I run out of money Redfaced

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 01:55:50 PM »

Donnie - Sorry for not getting this out to you sooner. I want to thank you so much for organizing this event! We all had a great time even though I had the problem with shifting into 4wd Lo. I especially want to you for your kindly escorting me off the trail. Knowing that you were there "just in case" was a great comfort. The understanding and support you provided to us really demonstrates the "leave no one behind" credo of the community and especially NOVA Jeepers.

Diagnosis of this Wrangler JK problem: The $9 orange plastic clip (Mopar #68018106AA "Gear Shift Cable Retainer Clip") that secures the outer sheath of the transfer case cable broke off under the vehicle. This clip secures the outer sheath of shift cable to a bracket that is secured to the transfer case. The purpose of this clip is to hold the outer sheath in a fixed position so that the inner cable can extend or contract as the transfer case shift lever is moved from 2 hi to N, 4 hi, or 4 lo. This part is easily fixed on the trail without the need of any tools by just snapping the new clip (the old typically falls out when it breaks) onto the outer sheath and then snapping the clip into the bracket attached to the transfer case. I ordered some additional ones to have on hand in case it fails again (or someone else experiences this problem while wheeling with me).

I should also mention that there is another pair of white plastic clips (Mopar #68064273AB "Transfer Case Shifter Bushing") that attach the transfer case shift cables to the lower end of the in-vehicle transfer case shift lever on one end and the transfer case shift lever under the vehicle on the other. These parts are around $3 each and are also prone to failure. The symptoms are the same: inability to shift the transfer case and a floppy shift lever. I also bought a pair of these as spares just in case.

One can only wonder why Jeep would use cheap plastic clips that are prone to failure that serve such a critical role - potentially stranding someone in a remote off-road location far from help.

I also want to report an interesting and frustrating problem with having Jeep cover the failure of the transfer case gear shift cable retainer clip: They were refusing to cover this repair under my manufacturer's extended warranty since "the defective part must be returned for warranty coverage". Since this part fell out of the retaining bracket when it broke they were refusing to cover the repair. I was ultimately able to get Jeep to cover the repair after many discussions with the dealer and Jeep. FYI - there are no such exclusions in the extended warranty contract.

Lesson reinforced: always wheel with someone else, or better yet, with a group (e.g. NOVA Jeepers) that can provide assistance in case of mechanical failure, getting stuck, or injury!

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